The mock-up "Beef Lasagna" box. Photo: Reddit
Failure is relative. For me, egg poaching pans—the kind with circular inserts and the little egg holding devices—are failures. The eggs come out oddly uniform. The white doesn’t fully encircle the yolk. They are firm and plasticky, not soft and yielding. They are, at best, steamed.
And yet, these pans are widely available and probably present in a good proportion of UK kitchens, taking up cupboard space because they’re so difficult to stack (seriously, bin them). As a product, against all greater…
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